Breakfast, Lunch & Dessert Mother’s Day Recipes

Words: Robyn Samuels

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and besides showering mom with gifts, cooking is another way to show your love. If you haven’t planned your menu yet, don’t panic – these Mother’s Day recipes will be a hit with mom and put your siblings to shame. Treat her to breakfast in bed, brunch with bubbly or delicious mains. Top it all off and end the day on a sweet note with our decadent desserts.

Breakfast in Bed or Brunch & Bubbly?

From brekkie to brunch, these Mother’s Day recipes are the tastiest way to start the day.

Avocado Flapjack Stack

Healthy and delicious? Surprise mom with breakfast in bed and make this flapjack stack – piled high and drizzled with honey. Yum!

Recipe for Avocado Flapjack Stack

Vegan Flapjacks with Whipped Coconut Cream & Berry Coulis

Vegan baking can be tricky, but this recipe makes it light work. Mom will love these Vegan Flapjacks with fresh fruit and whipped coconut cream.

Recipe for Vegan Flapjacks with Whipped Coconut Cream & Berry Coulis

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Brunch Eggs en Cocotte

Treat mom like the queen she is and make this sophisticated brunch. Eggs baked to custardy perfection and served on a bed of spinach and pancetta. Enjoy with Graham Beck bubbles for the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch.

Recipe for Brunch Eggs en Cocotte

Turkish Eggs

You can’t go wrong with Turkish Eggs, it’s loaded with flavour and easier to make than you think. Poached eggs with spiced brown butter, herby yoghurt and toasted sourdough – this breakfast dish will be an annual, if not weekly request.

Recipe for Turkish Eggs

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French Toast with LemonGold Labneh & Bacon Crumble

Why pick between sweet or savoury when you can have both? Smeared with labneh and topped with bacon bits, this French toast is taken to delicious heights.

Recipe for French Toast with LemonGold Labneh & Bacon Crumble

Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

This is the perfect Mother’s Day recipe. Waffle-inspired hash browns served with sunny-side-up eggs and crispy, streaky bacon. The addition of cheese makes this a banger.

Recipe for Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

Sunday Lunch Mains

These Mother’s Day recipes will be a hit with mom and the whole family.

Mediterranean Orzo Chicken with Thighs

This flavourful dish is perfect for Mother’s Day lunch. It’s simple to make and brimming with Mediterranean flavour. Fresh olives, baby tomatoes, garlic and fragrant basil make this vibrant dish a winner, winner chicken dinner.

Recipe for Mediterranean Orzo Chicken with Thighs

Chilli Rocket Pesto Lamb Chops with Yoghurt

Braai can be fancy too. Treat mom to these succulent lamb chops, served with luscious yoghurt and a garlicky and punchy Chilli Rocket Pesto. Absolutely divine!

Recipe for Chilli Rocket Pesto Lamb Chops with Yoghurt

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Creamy Malay Chicken Curry Pie

Pot pie but made with homegrown flavours – Cape Malay curry-inspired chicken pie, delicately cooked and stocked with vegetables. Pair this hearty dish with a Cabernet Franc; mom will savour every bite.

Recipe for Creamy Malay Chicken Curry Pie

Pork Neck Vindaloo Curry

Comforting and delicious, this Pork Neck Vindaloo Curry is one of our go-to-dishes for any family occasion; the tender pork and tasty sauce are a match made in heaven.

Recipe for Pork Neck Vindaloo Curry

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Slow Cooked Lamb Ragù with Gnocchi & Salsa Verde

Some of the best dishes are seasoned with time and love, which is why mom will appreciate this dish. Succulent and slow-cooked lamb ragù served with pillowy gnocchi – the refreshing salsa verde ties all the flavours together.

Recipe for Slow Cooked Lamb Ragù with Gnocchi & Salsa Verde

Cider Glazed Pork Belly with Asian Noodle Salad

Why take mom to a restaurant when you can bring the restaurant to her? Impress her with the best pork belly ever; the Asian Noodle Salad is the perfect side to the main event.

Recipe for Cider Glazed Pork Belly with Asian Noodle Salad

Sweet Treats

These dreamy desserts will ensure that your Mother’s Day celebrations end on a sweet note.

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Choc-Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares

Indulge mom’s sweet tooth with these Choc-Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares. The nutty flavour combined with the smooth chocolaty cheesecake is perfection.

Recipe for Choc-Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares

Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse

Velvety and light, this chocolate mousse is sensational – the perfect Mother’s Day dessert recipe. Serve with whipped cream and seasonal berries, and watch mom ask for seconds.

Recipe for Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Bitter coffee and sweet toffee notes make this saucy pud’ a treat. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream and generously drizzle with sticky toffee sauce – no judgement here.

Recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding 

JAZZ Apple Crumble

Nothing beats a piece of humble crumble. This classic and comforting dessert hits all the right notes – it has crunch, sweet cooked apples and warm cinnamon spice notes.

Recipe for JAZZ Apple Crumble

Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Check out our Mother’s Day gift ideas.
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